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Jezero crater minerals

Jezero crater minerals

Date: 01 July 2020
Satellite: Mars Express
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/JHU-APL/Purdue/USGS

A colour map of minerals in Jezero crater on Mars, the landing site for NASA's 2020 Mars Perseverance rover. The green colour represents carbonates, minerals that are especially good at preserving fossilised life on Earth. Red represents olivine sand eroding out of carbonate-containing rocks.

The image was created using data taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and its Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) and Context Camera (CTX).

Last Update: 1 July 2020
20-Jul-2024 10:36 UT

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